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Tax Tips & News: New York State

NY State Unemployment No Longer Mailing 1099s

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Since the 2016 tax year, the New York State Department of Labor no longer mails 1099G forms to their unemployment beneficiaries. Those that receive unemployment may still receive a mailed 1099, however they must be requested by calling the New York State Department of Labor directly at (888) 209-8124 and following the automated instructions (you don't need to speak to a representative).

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Contractor Hired To Process NY State Tax Returns Made Mistakes & Cost Millions

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A recent review of New York State Industries For The Disabled–the contractor hired by New York State to process mail-in tax returns–revealed a tremendous amount of mistakes and excessive overtime that cost taxpayers Millions of dollars:

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Important April 30th Deadline For NYS Businesses

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April 30th Deadline

April 17 has come and gone, and New Yorkers have filed their returns, or at least filed for an extension. But for many New York businesses, April 30 is another key date.

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Penalties For NY Taxpayers Who Fail To File Electronically

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The New York State Department of Taxation wants all tax returns filed electronically this year.   In years past, they have assessed penalties to Paid Income Tax Preparers as an “incentive” to file returns they prepare electronically.  This year, they have gone one step further. New York is now assessing penalties directly to the tax payer as well as the tax preparer:

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Same-Sex Couples Face Tax Hurdles

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This past June, New York became the 6th state to legalize same sex marriage.  Regardless of ones individual beliefs concerning same-sex marriage, this much is clear:  Tax laws–which are already complex & confusing–are that much more baffling for same-sex couples. This is mainly due to the fact that the Federal Government does not recognize same-sex unions.  Same-sex couples must file separate federal returns, however they can file jointly in New York State and some other states that recognize...

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Exclusive Interview With TurboTax Whistle Blower

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Last week, I did a blog post about Mr. Charles Freret who went on a one-man crusade to expose a flaw in the popular do-it-yourself tax program: Intuit’s TurboTax.  You can read that article & post here.   After Mr. Freret read the aforementioned post, he contacted R&G Brenner and agreed to sit down for an exclusive interview.  Mr. Freret’s story of persistence to discover the truth is incredible.  What he uncovered along his journey is TurboTax is miscalculating tax returns on a large scale....

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Happy April 15th! Last Minute Tax Tips

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Well tax day is finally here!  It’s been a rough year for all american taxpayers due to the economic crises; including the employees and associates of R&G Brenner.  Therefore I would like to thank all R&G Brenner associates for their hard work, 12 hour work days and tireless efforts.  Without these experienced professionals, as well as all of our valued and loyal clients, R&G Brenner would not and could not be what it is today.  Thank you all.

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NY Delays All Refunds Until April 1st

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The income tax refund checks will be in the mail, but with a two-and-a-half week delay.

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New York State To Delay Refunds…Again!

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It appears that for the third year in a row, NY state is planning on delaying refunds to New York taxpayers. The last two years, the state was savvy in delaying refunds by issuing a blanket letter requesting “additional documentation” in order to release refunds.  However, in many cases, the state already had all the documentation in order to process refunds.  In light of the current budget crisis, it appears New York State can no longer beat around the bush.

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NY State Form 1099 G No Longer Being Mailed

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In an effort to slash over $700,000 from their budget, NY State has eliminated the mailing of form 1099-G (Statement for Recipients of State Income Tax Refunds) to New York taxpayers.  1099-G’s are issued to taxpayers that receive NY State refunds–which are considered taxable income on the following year’s income tax return.

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